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Uganda and Zanzibar Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Tanzania and Uganda

A unique combination of safari, primates and beach.  Get to grips with gorillas, chimps and other wildlife in Uganda's Bwindi Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park before heading the beaches of Zanzibar for some rest and relaxation. At Kyambura Gorge Lodge, in Queen Elizabeth National Park you will enjoy game drives and boat cruises keeping a watch out for lion, elephant, hippo and more.  You will also enjoy chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura Gorge.   

At Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge you will stay in a unique banda in the forest. The lodge is well located to allow easy access into Bwindi Forest for your gorilla tracking. There is also the opportunity for community interaction, including the local Batwa Pygmies. Then to Zanzibar Island, staying at Asilia Matemwe Lodge. With a shallow, coral-fringed lagoon it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax, but if you are still feeling active, there’s opportunities for diving, snorkelling, dhow trips and visits to Stone Town and community villages.  

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International
  • 3 nights - Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 3 nights - Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Bwindi, Uganda
  • 1 night - Park Hyatt Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
  • 5 nights - Asilia Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
  • Ends - Transfer to Zanzibar for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Tanzania, Uganda
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Every Mahlatini trip is unique, custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Entebbe Airport and connect onto a light aircraft flight to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Full Board | Standard Banda
Uganda

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Day 4 - 7

Today your guide will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 3 nights

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
All Inclusive | Standard Banda
Uganda

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Day 7

After a road transfer to Kihihi Airstrip you will fly to Entebbe by light aircraft. Here you will connect with your onward flight to Zanzibar. A driver will then take you to your hotel in Stone Town.

  • 1 night

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Bed & Breakfast | Standard Room
Tanzania

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Day 8 - 13

Your private driver will today drive you to our lodge on Zanzibar Island .

  • 5 nights

Asilia Matemwe Lodge
Half Board | Suite
Tanzania

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Day 13

Return to Zanzibar Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Private safari vehicle and guide
  • 1 x Gorilla Tracking Permit per person
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Puffer Fish
    Puffer Fish
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Lionfish
    Lionfish
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Gorilla
    Gorilla
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Coral
    Coral
  • Chimp
    Chimpanzee
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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